An Interesting Cizhou Oil Lamp of Yuan/Ming periods.
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A Cizhou oil lamp was in shape of two layers of deck when three vividly-mold mouses crawling on the rims as lamp handles.
The ware was applied on the surface with black glaze when russet mottles were in portions.
The surface was covered with foggy adhesives which was caused from burial, when characteristics of old scars and scratches were also observed.
Star-dust like, foggy condition was yielded on the surface. It was caused from incursion.
They were all only revealed under 22x magnify glass.
The rims of the decks were carved sleekly in floral edges for decoration.
The foot ring was shaped in steep wall which in slanted angle when the bottom was covered with brownish slip and the body clay were revealed in grayish tint.
The burial adhesives preserved at the foot ring were in harden and crackled condition due to age.
It was an interesting piece and was rarely seen.
Date: Yuan/Ming periods, 14th/15th century.
A SILK BOX IS INCLUDED.